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    Toronto and the Fall Market Season Begins (The Real Rights List)

    Now that everyone has listed the new titles announced for Toronto, Venice and San Sebastian, Locarno is over, Rome is waiting in the wings, and Telluride has finally told, I would like to do a survey of some films' sales' stats. IM Global is treating Toronto as an all-out market. The sales agents as well as the publicists are positioning their films via email to the trade. I just saw White Wedding by Jann Turner ♀ which is being sold in the "market" as well by The Little Film Company and its positive review in L.A. Times. It is very timely and enjoyable, at the same time touches ever more present issues of race and equality, this time in ...

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    Alain Corneau, 67 RIP

    Just days before the Toronto premiere of Love Crime, Alain Corneau, the celebrated French director who won the best director Cesar for Tous Les Matins Du Monde in 1992, has died from cancer. He was 67. He started out as a jazz musician before a long career in cinema. He studied at L'IDHEC (La FEMIS...

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    Producers to Watch: Jonathan Dana

    By guest blogger Peter Belsito:Jonathan Dana is an independent producer and former distribution executive currently at CODE Entertainment. He is known for the quality and number of his productions and his longevity in the L.A. and international film business at the highest levels.Also a good guy and friend. More than just a friend, he introduced us to the founders of Withoutabox, David Straus and Joe Neulight, in 2000. Jonathan was one of the original investors in WAB and supervised the launch of WAB with Joe and David. Six years later reminded us to give them a call. That call resulted in our joining forces which resulted in IMDb, an Am...

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    Producers Lab Toronto Set by EFP and TIFF for Co-Productions

    The European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is inaugurating a co-production opportunity international film projects which will include 12 European and 12 Canadian producers. It will take ...

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    Toronto Docs

    Women And Hollywood is becoming the watchdog for women fimmakers' representation in festivals. This time they are commenting on Toronto IFF's choice of docs. Women have 9 films directed by women out of 25. That’s 36%! A record thus far. I quote them here verbatim.

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    New Film from South Africa - Tipped for the Fall Festivals

    This film is so new even IMDb has not yet listed it. The film should have a rough cut ready by mid July and is aiming to premier at the forthcoming international film festivals. Principal photography of the psychological thriller Retribution was completed in June 2010. The film is the theatrical d...

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    Tipped for Venice, Toronto and A Case Study (Part III)

    This will be an ongoing list until titles are confirmed by the festivals.

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    Tipped for Venice and Toronto - What About Locarno, San Sebastian and Telluride? (Part II)

    Festivals fit into a a certain heirarchy. Their place in the heirarchy is usually based upon their importance to "the trade". The trade involved in festivals once meant acquisitions people and press. But now it includes all levels of the corporate trade, from agents looking for talent to represen...

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